Miniature White Ensign flown on Scott's sledge on the southern journey

1911-12

Presented to King George V

 

This white ensign, the emblem of the Royal Navy, was given to Birdie Bowers by Commander Evans for him to fly at the Pole, and was retrieved from Scott’s last camp. Evans later wrote to Birdie’s mother Emily ‘I gave Birdie’s little white ensign to the King and he has had it framed and put up over his writing table in the Royal Yacht.’(SPRI archive: MS 1505 7/2/9;BJ)


Silk

20.8 x 11.6 cm

Label signed by George V

RCIN 60068